In the winter, can veggies be grown inside under lights?

allenwrenchOctober 7, 2008

If so, what sort of veggies are practical to grow inside the house?

Do you have photos of your setup?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Certainly, vegetables can be grown indoors under lights.
Most appreciate full sun. Generally I recommend 400w CMH.
With the appropriate reflector, such a light can cover
about 3' x 5' up to about 2' tall.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2008 at 4:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Lermer: Can tomatoes of any size be grown--say at least 6 ounzes? If so, what lighting would you recommend for a 12' X 12' area with twelve plants growing horizontelly?

    Bookmark   October 10, 2008 at 1:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

On a TV show they said you can use regular florescent bulbs instead of buying expensive grow lights. If so, do they work as well for growing basil or tomatoes inside?

    Bookmark   October 23, 2008 at 10:24AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

of course.
LED grow lights now also can be applied for veggies.
It can be used as light source, thus contributing to the growth of veggies in greenhouses or indoor gardens and to increase their production.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 3:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

i am attempting peppers and tomatoes - will run MH 800 W x 2 plus HPS 600 W x 1 for a 4 x 9 foot area. I think this might be too much light, but better than too little. I have a 4 x 4 foot propagation garden with 7 x 2 shoplight T8 overdriven, total 14 lamps, 4500 lumen per square foot. This fluorescent garden could even grow short pepper plants or short totatoes.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 3:07PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
WHERE is your light set up?
I was wondering where you all have your light set up?...
germinating and lighting
I am about to start some hot pepper seeds I ordered...
Browning and drying avocado leaves
I've been growing two avocado plants for about 10 months...
When to replace lights?
Hi, I have a 3-shelf cart with plant lights. I mostly...
Bell peppers
My flowers fall off before fruit developes. Any suggestions?...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™